Rampart is one of the forest service roads running from Colorado Springs, passing by my town, Woodland Park, and continuing on North along the front range of Colorado. We do tours up there during the Summertime but only the bottom 6-7 miles so that is the part I know best.
The first time I traveled this road was back in 2007 when my friends picked me up from the airport and took us to Woodland Park the back way in their minivan. It’s a story I like to tell, mainly because if someone in a minivan can drive it, it’s really not that rough a road. I’ve passed many a regular car up there and would have thought my own Chevy Blazer wouldn’t have much trouble. Well…
That’s never happened on a tour.
The good news: the tires were only a year old and I made sure to spend the $15 extra per tire for lifetime warranty. I’ve already got two new free tires out of that deal.
On rough roads in Colorado, you’ll find plenty of people willing to stop and help change a tire. Unfortunately, none of them will be pretty girls. Oh well.